I was nervous to tell my family about my book because I wasn’t sure what their reactions would be. Some family members were furious, while others who had already read it in February were able to give me some constructive criticism, while others are still reading it.
One of my aunts has a Kindle so I was able to send it to her immediately, the other two aunts had to wait for the paperback book. The last time I spoke with my aunt in Simi Valley, she was on Chapter 5 which is the same chapter one of my cousins is currently on. I don’t expect them to read it all in a few days because it is a big book, but I’m curious to know how they feel about me when they finish it.
Letting a stranger read my life story is one thing because they won’t care about me one way or the other when they finish, but a family member is different because if they don’t like it then I have lost a family member and possibly even cousins who share their dislike. I don’t want anyone to think poorly of me, but at the same time, like my aunt in Simi Valley told me, that’s their problem.